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Sword of Cho Nisi Rise of the Tobian Princess Special Collectors Edition

Coming this Spring - Kickstarter only.

A deluxe leather cover with gold stamping and gold foil dust jacket edition of the Sword of Cho Nisi series will be available on Kickstarter starting spring 2024. Follow to get news of the launch!

What Cho Nisi Character are you?


I'm changing things up a bit and working on book 3
But that doesn't mean I've stopped writing! There are some authors who do quite well with serializing their stories but that's not my readership.Don't worry, I don't read serialized stories either. To me, it's like a soa...
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Tales of Wonder Short stories and all
You might have noticed on my home page I have a new book out. It is actually only going to be available on Kickstarter simply because I love having exclusive content for backers. But I do want to tell you a little about it in case you want to take a ...
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Fall is a season of gathering
November is the Month of Gathering
I'm not sure why it always happens like this, but every November my family reminds me of life in the busy forests where squirrels are hurriedly getting their acorns tucked away, where chatter seems to keep the creatures warm from the constantly dropp...
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Who is diendrial?
If you ever did a search for my Wordpress blog, you'll learn that it shows up as being owned by someone with the name diendrial. This all happened when I joined the Council of Elrond.Yes, my friends, I was an avid fan artist of Peter Jackson’s p...
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What? You Too?
“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”― C.S. Lewis, The Four LovesThank goodness for men and women who have plodded over that road ahead of me. There are times when be...
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Who are the Four Wizards?
Who are the Four Wizards?In the mystical land of Ian's Realm, four powerful wizards have emerged to shape the destiny of the realm. These wizards possess extraordinary abilities and are revered as the guardians of magic and wisdom. Let's delve into t...
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Open the Door to Other Worlds.
I sit here at my computer and by connecting my imagination to my keyboard, I'm able to disappear from this world to another. I meet actual people with fantastical experiences unfathomable to reality but are very real none the less.All it takes is let...
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I'm going back!
Sometimes when we write books our first attempt falls flat, or so you think. But eleven years after drafting the final Ian’s Realm, I’ve gone back to the beginning. Though The Dragon Targe has some huge flaws, (like my characters needed some temperin...
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Taming the Grey Character
It’s a sad thing that a little boy has to grow up and become a monster, but that’s Hollywood for you.I’m not sure if Ivar is going to travel the same route as Anikan Skywalker. I’ve become too fond of the character but he certainly needs readjusting ...
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The Big Retail Machines
Yes. That's what they are. Machines. They're so run by bots now that they've crossed wires and confused even the most organized of authors. I wonder if there are any humans working them at all.Book selling retailers in particular.They ask you if you...
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Sword of Cho Nisi

Barte son of Moshere
Barte son of Mosere, Emperor of Casdamia, is one of those grey characters that you love and hate at the same time. He spends his life making the Potamians miserable, but only because he, himself is miserable and that is because he unwillingly agrees ...
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Erika's brother. It would be a misnomer to say Barin isn't a main character. He makes a huge sacrifice in the story. In all three books, its the tragedy that befalls Barin that drives the others to press on. Strong, handsome, heir to the throne, Bari...
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A humble peasant lad, faithful and loyal, Rory is one of those characters who provides emotional support and who could be a role model if his friends and family would only listen. Strong in his faith, there is little Rory won't do for those he loves....
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The Twins
Often a cause for contention, Erika gets angry at her older twin sisters, Rhea and Olinda. True princesses spoiled by a father who lost his wife and had no real idea how to raise girls, King Tobias embellished them with silks and satins, gourmet dini...
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Kairos of Sword of Cho Nisi
Let me introduce you to some of the minor characters in Sword of Cho Nisi. Minor in that they aren't the main POV characters, although some chapters do have their point of views, and they all are instrumental in the development of the story, but we d...
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Books by D.L. Gardner

To read first chapters of my novels please visit my papeback website. First chapters are available on each book link.